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Budapest tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of excursions and activities in Budapest. Fun family holidays, group as well as individual tours to Budapest with a detailed description, real reviews and pictures.

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Skip the Line: Széchenyi Spa Full-Day Entrance Pass

Duration: 12 hours - a day
Skip the line at Budapest's world-famous thermal spring spa, Széchenyi Bath. Choose from a weekday or weekend ticket to the elegant spa. The largest thermal spring bath complex in Europe, it comprises 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools.

Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Duration: an hour
See the sights of Budapest from the River Danube on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, and enjoy a seasonal cocktail or soft drink along the way. Glide past landmark monuments such as Buda Castle and the Vigado Concert Hall. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi.
Attractions: Buda Castle
Private

The Complete Budapest Highlights & Must-Sees Tour

Duration: 5 hours
If you’re wondering how to see the best of Budapest in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extensive experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Budapest such a fascinating place, from sights to hidden gems, squares, and landmarks. Get to know Budapest and its main spots on a 5-hour private tour that will give you a more in-depth insight of the city. Get a breathtaking view of the Parliament from the Fisherman's Bastion and cross the Danube to make your way to Pest, the liveliest part of the city. Cross the Chain Bridge and spot the shoes on the Danube; your local host will tell you the story behind them. Embrace the local Hungarian culture with a visit to one of the quirkiest ruin bars in town and grab a drink like the locals do. And how about the hidden gems? Of course, they are included! Find a hidden gem in the Financial District and the murals in the Jewish Quarter. Go to St. Stephen's Basilica where you can find the hand of the first Hungarian King. Step inside the Opera House and take a ride on the oldest underground metro line in mainland Europe. And a local favorite, a spa peek! After this complete Budapest tour, you can enjoy the rest of your stay going further, off the beaten path, and taking in the local culture. So, why not a food tour or an evening experience? Your local host will provide you with personal recommendations as well as tips and tricks on how to navigate the city. It’s time for you to enjoy Budapest away from the touristy spots! Any questions? Pick your favorite local and go ahead, ask them about anything that pops into your mind. Get all the answers you need for the perfect Budapest trip. Locals always know best. Did you know that this private tour can be personalized? Yes! Get in touch with your local host, and they’ll make your wishes come true.
Private

Historic Budapest: Sissi Era Private Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Go back in time and take a walk down memory lane of Budapest’s famous Sisi era. During this tour your private guide will show you historical landmarks of the city. You’ll hear stories about Queen Elisabeth, wife of Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph and free spirited icon of the 20th century. Discover how Sisi’s affection for Hungary has shaped Budapest in many ways. As you stroll the city like a local, your guide will take you off-the beaten paths. Embark on a timeless Millennium Metro journey on Europe’s very first underground that runs below many of the city’s most imposing monuments. See one of Budapest’s most iconic bridges and hear all about its history. What happened after the German troops bombed it during World War II? Find out its fascinating story. Take in the stunning view over the city and feel free to ask your host any burning questions before heading to the next stops. Check out a 1046 Roman style church that has been reconstructed many times. Admire it’s unique architecture blend of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. Make your way to the statue of the famous Sándor Petőfi a significant poet in Hungarian literature. Find out how he played an important role in the revolution in 1848. Don’t forget about the iconic Concert Hall in the heart of the Müpa Budapest. The impressive building is hard to miss and is designed with the feel of a gothic cathedral. Stroll from one gem to another: the Opera House, but not before checking out the city’s coffee culture that thrived in the 19th century. Step foot into Sisssi’s favorite cafe in town. Did you know that everyone who counted at that time visited this place regularly? Including the Habsburg royal family! Now it’s your turn to enjoy the smell of coffee and admire its elegant decor, crystal chandeliers, and silk-carpeted walls. Stroll through the avenue that was built based on the model of the French Avenue des Champs-Élysées and make your way to the city’s most favorite all-season park. Did you know that Sisi used to ride her horse here while the aristocrats hunted for small animals? Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the gorgeous courtyard of a restaurant founded in 1894. Rumor has it that one of Sisi’s lovers owned it. Cap off your private tour at the church where Elisabeth was crowned. The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show your Budapest’s past in a local way. Check out their personal videos and choose the local host you like the most. Get in touch and personalize your tour to fit the preferences for you or your group.

Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a relaxing evening in Budapest with this scenic Danube River cruise. Sip drinks or have buffet style dinner while enjoying the city's illuminated view. You’ll be entertained by live music as you admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Hungarian Parliament building, the Gellért Baths and Gellért Hill with its' Liberty Statue.

You’ll be awed by the sparkling city lights while enjoying beverages and live music entertainment, performed by three members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra.

Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

Duration: an hour
Take a guided tour of Hungary’s Parliament, the third-largest Parliament building in the world. Marvel at the great vaulted hall, the richly decorated central staircase, the Hungarian Crown Jewels, and the Hungarian Holy Crown, on this popular tour.
Private

Private Family Introduction to Budapest: The Fun Kickstart Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Say hi to your friendly local guide and get ready for a family fun-filled introduction to the city. See the best the city has to offer and get answers to all your burning questions. You and your family will get the best local tips that will guarantee a fantastic stay in the city. Your kids will be entertained along the way and at the end, they will get to enjoy a local treat and a playground stop to play! Ever wondered where to find the best family friendly spots in Budapest? Or where to get the best food, that everyone will love? Where do the local families like to go? These and more answers that a friendly local will gladly help you figure out. Your local host knows the city like the back of their hand and will be happy to answer your questions with unique insights. Get ready to walk off-the-beaten-path to see wonderful views of many city attractions like the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle, and Gellért Hill. You’ll discover how various eras have left their marks in the city’s architecture, and walk through a historic park with restored Roman ruins. A knowledgeable local will take you to a historic shopping street, where you can stroll by local restaurants and souvenir shops. You can’t leave Budapest without admiring the unique Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture, a very identifiable element of the Budapest cityscape plus many other remarkable landmarks your local host will point at. Don’t forget to pop in the Central Market Hall to admire its splendid architecture. Once inside, you’ll become aware of its spacious interior, vivid colors, and rich aroma. Let the fresh products dazzle you. Give your kids a nice reward in the form of a 'waffle dog' a tasty local treat they will love. And then, take them to a local playground where they can play around while you and your favorite local chat more about what to do in Budapest with your family. Our awesome locals can’t wait to show you and your family their beloved Budapest. Check out their profiles, pick your favorite local, and get to know Budapest in 90 wonderful minutes!
Attractions: Buda Castle
Private

Budapest's Best with your Family: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 3 hours
Experience Budapest like never before, with your family! This is your chance to see the city in the most family friendly way. You and your loved ones will see the best highlights and hidden gems. What’s even better is that your favorite local can 100% tailor the tour for you. Say hi to your new local friend at Vörösmarty square, one of the most beautiful squares in the city, and kickstart your tour with a fun treasure hunt. Explore parts of the city, outside of the touristy path to discover cool hidden gems. Step into a local neighborhood and hear stories of how this place has transformed throughout the years. At the Jewish Quarter, you'll absorb the cultural heritage and will visit the largest synagogue complex of Europe. It’s the second largest in the world! A fun family day in Budapest wouldn't be complete without a tasty treat! Take a break and enjoy a delicious pastry. Your kids will love it! Go on a cool ride to the largest, most impressive square of Budapest. Designed in 1896 for Hungary’s 1000th “birthday”; it will be like a ride through history. Along the way, your kids will play around and will discover how life was in Budapest in medieval times. All thanks to the amazing storytelling skills of your favorite local. They have prepared an amazing time for your little ones. Our passionate local guides can’t wait to show you their beloved city. Check out our hosts' profiles and pick your favorite local! Plus, personalize your experience to fit your family's needs & desires!
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

Duration: 4 hours
Get your bearings and see the sights on a 3-hour small-group walking tour of Budapest. Escorted by an expert English-speaking guide, you'll see all the highlights including numerous UNESCO World heritage sites such as Heroes' Square and The Buda Castle, plus unexpected gems on this fascinating walking tour of magical Budapest. You'll also enjoy a break with two traditional Hungarian pastries and a hot drink. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group walking tour of Budapest, ensuring you'll receive personalised attention from your guide. The most recommended tour in Budapest! Complete overview of history, Buda Castle, Inner Pest sights, Heroes' Sq, City Park & all the major sights.
Private

Best of Budapest’s Ruin Bars

Duration: 2 hours
Get ready to experience the boho grungy side of Pest! Whether you like relaxing jazz bars, open-air lounges or artsy pubs, Budapest's exciting nightlife has something in store for everyone. Built in Budapest’s old District VII /Jewish Quarter neighborhood, you’re in for a surprise! Your private local guide will show you and your group of friends the way to the mecca of ruin bars. You’ll start the tour at the entrance of the Szimpla Kert, where the first ruined bar came to be. Take in the quirky feel and cool vibe as you walk past the many different rooms filled with treasures, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture. Enjoy the rhythm of the music or catch the local Farmers Market on Sunday. Start your private tour with a glass of beer or wine. Take a quick peek inside Budapest’s biggest and most unique ruin pub. Admire its carnival styled interior decoration, and magical garden. Take note of this location and come back to hit the dance floors at this huge party complex. This bar will give you a priceless experience that is not to be missed. Continue for some fun at the amusing open-air pub filled with plants and cozy paper lanterns. You can play a quick game of table tennis, billiards or foosball. The best part is that you get to taste a local Pálinka shot. Let's see if you will be up for more! Enjoy Hungary’s lethal fruit brandy and national drink, that is made from 100% fruits, before heading to your next stop. Next, your local guide will take you to the last stop that was once a run-down building and auto-repair shop. Admire the cheerful graffiti walls, and artistic decor while enjoying a typical Hungarian draught beer. Do as the Hungarians do and finish of the evening with a tasty bowl of Goulash. Want to change any part of your private tour? Just let your host know - this tour can be 100% personalized just for you! It’s all made exclusively for you and your friends. Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you their favorite spots of the city! Check out their profiles and pick your favorite local.
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

From Budapest: Danube Bend Day Trip including Lunch

Duration: 10 hours
An excursion into Hungary’s history along the Blue Danube

(3 historic places in 1 day) – We make a short visit by bus to Slovakia and drive back to Esztergom, (Center of the Catholic Church) - interior visit of the Cathedral and after that we show you a great view of the Danube Valley at Visegrád (the former Royal Residence). After the Lunch (3-course menu with 1 mineral water) - we carry on to Szentendre (guided walk in the Artist’s village) at the end of the tour we return to Budapest on the Danube by public scheduled boat (Duration: 1 hour) – the tour ends at the Pier/City Centre.
Private

A Family Tour with an Urban Vibe in Budapest

Duration: 3 hours
Get ready to discover another side of Budapest with your family. Explore the artistic side of Budapest and find out more about the contemporary lifestyle and philosophy of the urban jungle. See hidden gems that are filled with creativity, from graffiti to art. Listen to the occasional street musicians, spot cozy stores, and hip places where the local families like to go. Start at the funkiest second-hand store in town! Find your favorite must-haves that are just the right combination of vintage and Hungarian designer clothes. Admire unique creations from recycled materials, to comics and more. Here is a good spot to get a unique souvenir to take back home! Check out a beautiful hand painted Sissi mural nearby and see how locals have livened up gray streets with a splash of color. Continue to a sustainable, and eco-friendly studio. Marvel at silk-screen prints and take a peek behind-the-scenes to see the print process from up close. Explore together with a friendly local the magnificent murals, street graffiti, and paintings on pavements that hold unique stories related to Hungary’s history. Your kids will be fascinated by this colorful pieces of urban art! Take a look inside a neon club and admire its shining lights from the 60-70's era. Wander through the magical ruin pubs that have created a whole new pub trend. The unique decoration of these places is what make them even more interesting! And after that is time for the kid's favorite stop, a local eatery where they will enjoy a tasty treat. For a more interactive and modern stop, you'll go to a tiny digital gallery with an inspiring selection from today’s Hungarian multimedia and digital arts. Spend a few minutes admiring the pieces, and make your way to a buzzing flea market shop with vintage objects from the 70’s and 80’s post-communist era. Explore the underground bar and club gems. Hear all about the city’s music culture and nightlife scene. And to finish off in a relaxing setting, go to a local playground! While the kids play, you'll get a chance to get more family friendly recommendations from a local. Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you the most beloved spots in the city for a family day out! Check out their profiles and pick your favorite local.
Private

Budapest Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Duration: an hour
Travel from Budapest International Airport to your Budapest City hotel or Budapest river cruise port. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Private

Budapest's Tasty Family Friendly Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore Budapest through its food, together with your family! Enjoy authentic Hungarian tastings carefully picked by a friendly local, to satisfy every member of your family. Let a local foodie take you on a tasty & private journey through Budapest. Eat your way through the city and visit local spots like the Central Market Hall where you'll enjoy a yummy welcome treat, a 'pogacsa'. Take in the market’s lively atmosphere, splendid architecture, and rich aromas. Let the fresh products dazzle you, before grabbing a bite of a typical Hungarian sausage. Enjoy it like the locals do and add some pickled vegetables on the side. At the Jewish Quarter, you'll have a chance to visit a homey Hungarian restaurant where you'll try Budapest's national dish: goulash! This simple ingredient goulash soup is packed with an incredibly tasty flavor that everyone will love. Go to the city’s first street food court, and walk through a hip and colorful community garden. The kids will enjoy a playground stop for a little bit of play time! Discover how Hungarians like to drink wine. Just pick your favorite glass of ‘fröccs’ and enjoy it with a piece of Budapest’s favorite street food: fried bread with cottage cheese! Don't forget about dessert! See before your eyes how a chimney cake is freshly made and then give it a try. This is the perfect sweet ending to your foodie & family experience. Remember, this private food tour can be 100% personalized to your family's taste. Just get in touch with your favorite local. **Please note that the market is closed on Sundays and closes at 3 pm on Saturdays, so instead you will have the same tastings in a close by restaurant, but the meeting point remains the same!
Attractions: Jewish Quarter
Private

Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage

Duration: Flexible
Purchase your ticket ahead of time and skip the main entrance line at Széchenyi Spa, Budapest’s largest public bath. Enjoy 18 indoor and outdoor pools – most fed by mineral springs – as well as several steam rooms and saunas under Baroque-style domes. With full-day access and use of your own changing cabin, you can swim in the outdoor amusement pool or just relax until closing time. Please note that some options exclude massage - if you like you can upgrade your spa entrance with massage treatment.
Private

Vibrant Budapest Evening Tour: Hotspots & Local Life

Duration: 3 hours
There’s no better way to embrace the Hungarian culture than by spending an evening with a local. On this private tour in Budapest, go from local hotspots to highlights with a tasty treat and a drink in between. See how the locals chill and unwind and get personal recommendations on where to keep the night going. The best part about this tour? It’s all about the local vibes! Do as the locals do and grab a drink at one of the best ruin bars in town. And how about a local snack? Go to a locals’ favorite spot and try sausage and csalamádé, a very local side dish. Of course, there will be highlights as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Check out the 7th district of Budapest where you'll find a passageway where the locals meet to unwind and where you can find hidden murals, colorful bars and people having a great time. See the St. Stephen's Bazilika light up at night and for the perfect view of Budapest, cross the Chain Bridge to Castle Hill. Your night doesn’t need to end here! Get recommendations from your local host according to your interests and check out the lively atmosphere of Budapest at night. And remember, your tour can be 100% personalized to your wishes!

Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Duration: an hour - a day
Skip the line and visit the Great Synagogue. Take a guided tour of the synagogue and its grounds. Learn about the daily life of the Jewish people in Hungary before and after WWII at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree.
Private

Tasty Budapest's Private Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore Budapest through its food and wine in the best way possible. Enjoy 8 authentic Hungarian tastings during the city’s most delicious private tour. Let your favorite local foodie take you and your group of friends on a culinary journey. Meet and greet your favorite host at the Central Market Hall and start with a yummy welcome treat. Take in the market’s lively atmosphere, splendid architecture, and rich aromas. Let the fresh products dazzle you, before grabbing a bite of a typical Hungarian sausage. Enjoy it like the locals do and add some pickled vegetables on the side. Head to Pest’s lively Jewish Quarter and make your way to the most unpretentious, and homey Hungarian restaurant in town. Savour this simple ingredient goulash soup with its incredibly tasty flavor. Your host will tell you all about the history behind the nation’s favorite dish. Continue to the city’s first street food court, and walk through a hip and colorful community garden. Enjoy the cool vibe while checking out different food stalls. Your private guide will show you how Hungarians like to drink wine. Just pick your favorite glass of ‘fröccs’ and enjoy it with a piece of Budapest’s favorite street food: fried bread with cottage cheese! Make your way to the pioneer of all ruin pubs and get ready for a sweet treat. Pick up a freshly made chimney cake, and grab a nice cup of coffee in the coolest place in town! Our awesome foodie hosts can’t wait to share their favorite local food with you. Remember, this private food tour can be 100% personalized to your taste. Just get in touch. Check out the hosts profiles and pick your favorite local for a unique food experience in Budapest! **Please note that the market is closed on Sundays and shuts at 3pm on Saturdays, so instead you will have the same tastings in a close by restaurant, the meeting point remains the same! Any special dietary wishes? Book a personalized tour ahead of time and your host will create a tour just for you!
Attractions: Jewish Quarter

Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

Duration: 4 hours
Savor some of Hungary’s delicious wines on this 4-5-hour wine tasting and dinner experience in the Etyek wine region. Leave Budapest in the morning or in the afternoon to explore this idyllic wine area, fêted for its elegant white and sparkling wines. Absorb the vine-covered hills dotted with old cellars and grape presses, and visit three cozy, family-run wineries to sample four wines in each. Learn local winemaking secrets from each friendly host and finish with a rustic, 2-course Hungarian dinner. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
Private

Good Morning Budapest! - Early Bird Tour & Breakfast

Duration: 3 hours
Good morning sunshine, Budapest is waiting! Wake up together with the city on this private early bird tour and see the best in town without the usual crowds. Explore the city in a relaxed way and all for yourself. Isn’t this the best way to start your day in Budapest?! Rise and shine and experience the city from a unique perspective. See the locals in their early commute to work as you grab a cup of coffee and a bite to kickstart the morning energized. The morning is the best time to catch the locals in action, and you’ll be in the first row for a perfect glimpse of the local life in Budapest, not everyone gets to see. On this private tour, while others are sleeping, you’ll visit the main landmarks and must-sees of the city. As they say, the early bird gets the worm! Go to the Fisherman's Bastion and see how Budapest shines under those morning rays of sunshine. Enjoy a breathtaking view up Gellért Hill on your way to Citadel and visit the stunning Central Food Market built in the 19th century. Want more? Let your local host know and extend your experience to keep exploring. Your tour can be 100% personalized! From morning to night, your local host is always willing to show you their Budapest.